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Young men plead guilty in 2018 deadly Bayshore Blvd. crash

Both will serve time in prison
Posted at 10:36 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 14:58:47-05

TAMPA, Fla.  — The two young men accused of racing on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa leading up to the death of a woman and her nearly 2-year-old daughter have plead guilty.

Cameron Herrin and John Barrineau will each serve time in prison.

Herrin, who was in the Ford Mustang that hit Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt and 21-month-old Lillia Raubenolt will be sentenced in February. He faces between 18 and 30 years in prison.

Barrineau will begin a 6 year prison sentence on Monday. He’ll also be on probation for 15 years and have to complete 200 hours of community service. 100 of those hours will be spent speaking to the community about the dangers of reckless driving.

The 2018 crash led to multiple changes on Bayshore Boulevard including new crosswalks and a slower speed limit.

Investigators say Cameron Herrin and John Barrineau were racing on the Tampa road at more than 100 mph when Herrin's Mustang hit Jessica Raubenolt and her nearly 2-year-old daughter Lillia, killing them.

In November, attorneys for the teens filed motions to have key evidence thrown out.

Police took the Mustang's computer from the car following the crash. The system syncs up with the driver’s cell phone and could have been key in showing where the car was and how fast it was going.

Lawyers for the teens said it was taken illegally, but prosecutors said police took the computer system legally as evidence and whether or not the teens were racing doesn’t matter.

Hillsborough Judge Christopher Nash took weeks to make a decision and ruled the evidence would be allowed in the case.

The City of Tampa has since changed the speed limit on Bayshore Boulevard from 40 to 35.

Neighbors say speeding on Bayshore has been a problem for years.

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